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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor To be confirmed
  • Course Code C21ELCB01I

What you will learn

This course is for you:

if you want to learn about life in the UK
if you want to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening in English to help you in your everyday life and work

In this course, you will develop speaking and listening, reading and writing skills. Each term includes all four skills but focuses on a specific skill for the exam taken in that term. When you pass each skill you will receive a certificate for that particular skill.

To achieve the full ESOL Entry Level 1 qualification, you must pass Speaking and Listening Entry Level 1, Reading Entry Level 1 and Writing Entry Level 1.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • By the end of the course you will be able to:
  • develop your vocabulary on a range of everyday topics.
  • take part in role-play based on familiar situations such as meeting new people, going to the doctor’s, shopping for clothes
  • make requests and ask questions to get information
  • read and understand information from different kinds of texts such as stories, brochures, emails, forms, signs and symbols
  • spell words important to you, like your address and the names of people in your family
  • complete basic forms
  • write the letters of the alphabet using upper and lower case
  • write simple sentences with the correct punctuation
  • recognise the different cultures in the UK and the festivals that are celebrated

Class format and activities

These are in-centre classroom based lessons. Some lessons may be delivered online. Any online classes will take place either on MsTeams or Google Meet. You will work in pairs, small groups or individually. You will also have a one-to-one discussion with your tutor to talk about your progress. You will experience a wide and varied range of activities such as listening to audios, role play, reading aloud, writing activities, quizzes, word searches and other games. You will also use YouTube, an interactive whiteboard and computers to help you learn. Everything that you learn will help you in your daily life and work. You will have an individual learning plan with targets that are personal to you. Assessment methods: At the end of each term, you may take City & Guilds exams for the skill you are studying. If you pass your exams, you will receive a certificate from City and Guilds.

Entry requirements

You will take an initial assessment which will determine your current level of English.

What you need to know before you enrol

Term 1 – Speaking and Listening Term 2 – Reading Term 3 – Writing What each term requires: attending 2 classes of 3 hours per week completion of homework a minimum of 90% attendance per term

What you need

a pen, some lined paper and a file to keep your work in an Internet connection to access online lessons a computer with microphone and camera, a tablet or smart phone headphones

What you can do next

After completion of this course there are several courses you could progress onto. Your tutor will advise you on your next step.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • This course may be available for free